MMA fans in mourning as Henry Cejudo’s sister passes away due to cancer

Henry Cejudo is receiving a flood of condolences and messages of support in the wake of the devastating news that his sister who was battling cancer, has passed away.

Gloria Cejudo received her disease’s diagnosis two years ago and has battled it with remarkable fortitude.

The former UFC double champion shared the news on Instagram and left his late sister a moving message:

“My older sister has been battling cancer for the last two years. I’ve never seen someone fight for their life like her. She played so many roles in my life including being my second mom. The most selfless person I have ever met. Thank you for teaching me about unconditional love. No more pain and suffering, rejoice with our Heavenly Father. Have those peaches in heaven you always wanted. Te amo y te quiero mucho mi hermana linda. Como te extraño. See you soon hermana ❤️ Gloria Nelly Cejudo.”

Combatants and fans all around the world have united in offering their condolences. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski who was once a rival of Henry Cejudo, expressed his sympathies:

“Sorry to hear brother. Condolences to you and the family 🙏”

UFC Hall of Famer and esteemed commentator Michael Bisping also shared touching words:

“I really am so sorry brother. She looks like she was a beautiful soul. My sincere condolences to all of your family.”

Sean O’Malley etched his name in UFC history with a breathtaking victory, claiming the bantamweight title from Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292.

He surprised the world with a colossal right-hand strike in the second round, initiating a relentless ground and pound that prompted the referee to halt the match.

During a conversation with Michael Bisping on the Believe You Me podcast, O’Malley shed light on Henry Cejudo’s reaction to his performance. According to the him, Cejudo was “mad” at his display of skills.

O’Malley talked about how he was able to neutralize Sterling’s wrestling, a feat Cejudo himself couldn’t accomplish:

“When he did get me up against the fence, I outwrestled him. He couldn’t take me down and I will teach Henry whatever he wants to know cause he took Henry down four times. There’s just levels to wrestling and I’m above Henry, statistically speaking. It’s just – that little dude gets so fired up, just the fact that Aljo couldn’t take me down, I know Henry watches it and just gets so mad.”